Definitive Technology PF1500TL Subwoofers

4.35/5 (17 Reviews) MSRP : $899.00


Product Description

15" Powere Subwoofer - 500 Watts


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gris1969 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2015

Bottom Line:   
Bought the pf 1500 not the tl new in 1996 and never had an issue with it. Set it up right and it can sound pretty good. Easy to make it sound muddy if you set it up wrong. I would spend about an hour setting the phase and crossover just were I want it. I still use it every day. I have a new amp and woofer waiting in case it does fail. There are lots of Def tech haters for some reason but every thing I have ever bought from them has been great. After almost 20 years this sub will rattle the house with movies...made my wife jump the first time an explosion hit on the sub...she said why didn't you warn me...lol.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jasonskinner a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2009

Bottom Line:   
used for 1 year 6 month quit working paid 1300.00 for sub paid 300.00 to fiix used for 1 day and never worked after .......junk

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by flobee157 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I bought this sub (definitive pf15tl) from a stereo buff friend of mine a few years ago and have been pretty happy with its performance ever since. It has a well built/damped cabinet and a sufficient amplifier to power its hulking 15" driver.
The sub absolutely rocks with any kind of music or movie soundtrack you can throw at it.
Some will find it boomy especially when turned up approaching half volume or more which is simply overkill. I like bass more than most people and have a hard time turning it past one third anymore.
I feel it is more of a home theatre sub than a musical one since hearing a jl fathom f113 last year. this sub isnt nearly as effortlessly detailed or articulate as the jl sub costing something like 4 or 5 thousand. price wise a rather unfair comparison I suppose. That being said the definitive is still a very respectable sub in its price range and all around good value and perfomer.
It will be rockin away in my system untill I can find a jl fathom or a james emb for a good deal. maybe a REL t series or velodyne dd?
anyways this sub is far from being the weak link in my stereo/home theatre setup and will eventually be replaced with a sub 2 or 3 times its cost some time in the distant future.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   my buddy kurts house



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by warviper1 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Had it for about a year good sound but problems over heating and had to have amp replaced and woofer replaced. Deftechs cs is top notch though so buy with confidence. I only had problems when pushing it not at actual listining levels.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Ultimate



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Beezlebug Bob a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This sub is perfect for anyone who wants the bass to sound similar to commercial theaters (well, it wouldn't fill that size room...but your living room is plenty). It does play down to 18 hz although some people don't believe it. I used a calibration CD that plays notes down to 10 hz (in 1 hz increments) from 40. It played down to 16 hz, but it was barely noticable. 18 hz was definetely quiter than even 20 hz, but it still played loud enough to hear.
Music wise, the sub is slightly boomy... It doesn't have the articulation of say the MII Sunfire subs, but it definetely sound very good for music.
In short, I HIGHLY recommend this sub to anyone who wants or needs a loud great sounding sub. It is comparable to four figure subs, at a decent price. And it was definetely better than i thought it would be. : )

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $560.00

Purchased At:   Soundtrack




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